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Chelsea boss Potter offers positive Fofana & Kante injury updates ahead of World Cup

17:48 SAST 2022/10/07
Wesley Fofana Chelsea 2022-23
Graham Potter has provided positive injury updates on Wesley Fofana and N'Golo Kante.
  • Fofana injury not as serious as first thought
  • May be available before World Cup
  • Kante been injured since Spurs game

WHAT HAPPENED? Fofana scored his first Chelsea goal against AC Milan on Wednesday, before being forced off. Initial fears were that he had sustained a serious injury, but Potter has provided a positive update on the situation in his pre-Wolves press conference.

WHAT HE SAID: On Fofana's injury, Potter said: "Wesley’s knee’s not as bad as we thought after the game, so that’s good because it was a cause for concern at the time, but it will still be a few weeks I think. It’s considerably better than it could be, but he will obviously be missing for a few weeks.

"It’s just a knee strain so there’s a possibility we might see him play again before the World Cup. It depends on how his rehab goes, I don’t want to put too much of a timescale on it, but there’s a chance of that."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Chelsea have had some bad luck with injuries as of late, with midfielder Kante missing several games with an issue. Potter offered some hope on his situation as well, saying: "He’s doing more and more integration with the team. He’s still not ready for the weekend but getting closer."

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WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA? The Blues will be without the pair in the short term, which includes games against Wolves in the Premier League and a trip to the San Siro to face Milan in the Champions League.